Burglars aren’t fussy about where they break into. They look for the easy options. The advice in this report is based on two principles:
- Make your property look less appealing to burglars
- Make your property look harder to break into
1. “Think like a burglar”
Here’s a surprisingly effective way of spotting the vulnerabilities in your property’s security: Lock yourself out of your property, and then think about how you’d break in. Faced with this challenge, you’ll start to think creatively about how a burglar might gain entry. You may spot open windows. You may see walls and trash cans as being props for gaining entry. If it’s dark, you may notice that certain areas of the property are unlit. You may even notice access points that you had forgotten even existed!
Burglars look for the weak link—the “chink in your property’s armor”. By simply spending five minutes looking at your property from a burglar's perspective, you can identify your property’s weak spots.